WhatsApp has seen unprecedented growth in the last few months as average usage has risen by more than 40%. Uptake in the popular messaging platform can be widely attributed to the COVID-19 outbreak across the globe - reports data researcher Kantar. Since initially coming in to play in late December...
The global COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted world economies, international travel relations and even forced entire countries into lockdown in order to curb the spread. This means that people from all over have been looking for ways to keep themselves connected and entertained despite living in lawful isolation. To ensure you're prepared,...
Around the world, about 35 companies and institutions are racing to craft the much-needed vaccine for COVID-19, and The Guardian reports, that at least four of them have candidates ready for human trials. At the forefront of these candidates is a proposed vaccine from Boston-based biotech Moderna, which is expected...
Facebook is struggling under a massive spike in usage across the globe due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, says the company in a blog post on Tuesday. The majority of this new usage is concentrated on private messaging and video calling, tools that Facebook manages but does not monetize. The...
With thousands of disparate voices in the media all reporting simultaneously from all across the world, it can be difficult to find a singular all-informative source when it comes to the coronavirus pandemic that has so shocked societies across the Earth. Especially now as countries call for closures and lockdowns,...
Fiam Wifi, a new telecommunication company has launched its services in Nigeria to provide affordable and reliable Internet connectivity to people, especially in high-demand, low-income and rural communities, says Vanguard. Fiam launched after a three month pilot in Ajegunle, a suburb of Lagos. Akin Marinho, CEO, says the network installs...
The current work from home measures to curb the spread of the Coronavirus is a blessing in disguise for those who prefer having a mix of working from home and in the office. Employers will be able to confirm that indeed this concept is practical and doable and probably...
Spanning 54 countries, Africa is a powerhouse in the world of natural resources and innovation. And despite the social and political issues the continent faces, there's no doubt that it's on track to see an abundance of opportunities to grow in the coming years. Here is a quick look at...
Google has pulled the plug on its newest version of Chrome and Chrome OS - known as M82. This is because the company, along with many other organisations around the world, is navigating a new reality where its employees work from home in an attempt to limit the spread...
Since last week, Safaricom customers began realising that the MySafaricom app was forcing their smartphones to use mobile data, even after it had been set up against this - reports TechWeez. Some customers even noted that the app had logged them out completely - customers were forced to use their...
The Summit supercomputer, the fastest supercomputer on Earth, has more computing power than any other non-distributed system. Earlier this month, the US Department and Energy announced that it will turn the system's enormous computing power towards the COVID-19 pandemic. The machine has been crunching the numbers and has since identified...
South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the country would be placed on temporary lockdown for three weeks in an attempt to curb the spread of COVID-19 - SA has 402 confirmed infections and 0 deaths. “Immediate, swift and extraordinary action is required if we are to prevent a human...
Cell C released its annual results for the year ending December 2019. The latest set of results show how the turnaround strategy has delivered improved operational efficiencies with the positive impact of these changes flowing through during the latter six months of 2019. Comparing the first six months to the...
The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted traditional working and schooling, leaving thousands of people practising self-isolation and social distancing in order to curb the spread across Africa. To make spending all this extra time at home a little more bearable and financially viable, some of the continents biggest mobile telecoms providers...
In a world where social distancing is of vital importance, reaching for your COVID-19 free smartphone is a popular pastime. New technologies have made mobile gaming exceptional - and now it's a key source of entertainment during the #Coronacalypse. With apps featuring AR/VR technology, users can enjoy HD...
As this week comes to a close we take a look at the articles that resonated most with our readers. This week, tech news was encircled by the spread of the coronavirus, as four of our top stories relate to COVID-19 in some way. These included the industries that will...
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